Tensas Parish Jail, LA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: September 9, 2020
Tensas Parish Jail


203 Hancock PO Box 138, St. Joseph, LA, 71366

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The Tensas Parish Jail is in St. Joseph, Louisiana. The Tensas Parish Jail only will house females and males over the age of 18.

The Tensas Parish Jail is a medium-security county facility. .

Most of the offenders in the Tensas Parish Jail is waiting for their trial or also known as pre-trial detainees.

There will be a handful of offenders within the Tensas Parish Jail that is serving a sentence. When an offender is serving out a sentence in the Tensas Parish Jail, they will have less than 24 months.

Tensas Parish Jail — General Information

Facility Name Tensas Parish Jail
Facility Type County Jail
Address 203 Hancock PO Box 138, St. Joseph, LA, 71366
Phone 318-766-3961
City St. Joseph
Postal Code 71366
State Louisiana
County Tensas Parish County

Tensas Parish Sheriffs Department / Tensas Parish Jail

Address 203 Hancock Street, St. Joseph, Louisiana, 71366
Phone 318-766-3961

Inmate Search

The Tensas Parish Jail does not have its inmate list on the web. You will have to call the facility with your questions about an inmate. The correctional officer will ask you for the inmate’s name and date of birth.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

You will be allowed to send photos and letters to an inmate in the Tensas Parish Jail. These items will be required to be sent to the Tensas Parish Jail by the United States Postal Service.

Sending Money

You can send money to an inmate in the Tensas Parish Jail using JailATM.com. This is like the popular service of JPay. You will need to create an account, prior to being permitted to send money to the inmate.

You can also mail a money order through USPS to the Tensas Parish Jail as well.

Phone calls

Combined Public Communications is the phone service in the Tensas Parish Jail.

You will be required to create an account and choose the plan you want to have. It is up to you to do this quickly, so you do not miss any time where an inmate can contact you.

Inmates will also have the chance to call you collect as well. If the inmate calls you collect, you will be the one responsible for those fees for that phone call, not the Tensas Parish Jail.


To be eligible to visit an offender in the Tensas Parish Jail, you will be required to have a photo ID and be a minimum of 18 years of age. If you are under the age of 18, you will need to come to the Tensas Parish Jail with your legal guardian.

You will need to behave when visiting an inmate, if you are disturbing other visitors, you may be asked to leave and even banned from visiting the Tensas Parish Jail.

All visits are by appointment only. When making an appointment, you will need to add everyone that will be visiting the inmate. If you are not on the appointment, you will not be allowed to visit the inmate.

Visitation for Class D females will be permitted to have only a single contact visit each week. These visits can be held on Wednesdays and Sundays from 8 pm to 8:30 pm and 8:45 pm to 9:15 pm.

All visitation will happen at the old courthouse located at:

203 Hancock PO Box 138, St. Joseph, LA, 71366

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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